He attended Saint Mary's Catholic school and the Christiansted Junior High in the Virgin Islands, before enrolling at the now defunct Saint Emma’s Military Academy in Powhatan, Virginia. He graduated from the Miami Military Academy in Florida in 1971. He studied mortuary science before returning to the United States Virgin Islands.
Served as the Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands from 1999 until 2003 and was the president of Fifth Constitutional Convention of the United States. Virgin Islands. received a bachelor"s degree in political science from Howard University in 1975. He enlisted in the United States. Army, where he served for six years. He was promoted to the rank of captain before being honorably discharged in 1981. opened his funeral home, the Memorial Funeral Home in Christiansted, which he still owns as of 2010.
Political career Gerard Luz began his political career in 1992 when he was elected as a Senator in the Virgin Islands Legislature.
In 1998, Charles Turnbull, a candidate for Governor of the United States. Virgin Islands, chose as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor. The Turnullticket was elected in the 1998 gubernatorial election. was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor on Monday, January 4, 1999.
Turnbull and had high profile, public disagreements during their tenure in office. The dispute led to challenge Turnbull in the 2002 gubernatorial election.
However, Turnbull defeated and other challengers in the election.
The Governor replaced named Vargrave Richards as his new Lieutenant Governor. was the president of the Fifth Constitutional Convention of the United States. Virgin Islands. 2010 gubernatorial candidacy Gerard Luz announced his candidacy for Governor of the United States. Virgin Islands as a Democrat. His campaign was officially launched on was made on August 1, 2010, in Buddhoe Park in Frederiksted. chose Glen J. Smith, an educator, as his running mate.
Following the primary, stated that he "accepted the people"s decision," but further elaborated, "The people of the Virgin Islands showed me today that they really and truly endure mistreatment, endure corruption, endure mismanagement, and they also endure maltreatment to each other..The only thing that I can see is continued destruction, and it’s sad, sad, sad." stated that he would not endorse Governor John de Jongh for a second term in the 2010 general election saying, "Why should I endorse anyone when it shows me truly that the people don’t want to have anything that is right?".